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What is Official Languages Day?

Marked for the first time in 2009, the annual observance of Linguistic Duality Day was declared by the former Clerk of the Privy Council to be marked by the Federal Public Service. It takes place on the second Thursday in September every year. In 2022, it was renamed Official Languages Day.

Open to the general public, this timely event features speakers from government and participants from across Canada who will tell us about the best practices supporting official language minority communities and share cultural activities, informative and entertaining videos, and the discovery of the Mauril app. Participants will learn about the latest developments in the modernization of the Official Languages Act and discover how young people and artists in Canada view our official languages.

This event is being organized jointly with the Council of the Network of Official Languages Champions, in partnership with the Linguistic Duality Network and other associates.

Lastly, we invite you to share how your institution is celebrating Official Languages Day everyday on social media. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #OLDay!

Need a little inspiration on how you can celebrate?

Check out the activity booklets below. Questions? Please contact Dialogue Foundation : [email protected]

Let us be proud of Canada’s linguistic duality and celebrate Official Languages everyday.

Download the Guide

While Official Lannguages Day is officially recognized on the second Thursday in September, there’s nothing stopping you from celebrating it every day!

Our activity guide is a treasure-trove of ideas that will help you celebrate linguistic duality any day of the year. Whether you celebrate our two languages in school or in your community, our guide will help you raise awareness about this core Canadian value.

For more ideas on how you can celebrate with your family, your class, and your community, check out our 2020 Activity Guide.